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of president obama through latimer america continues today in el salvador. he spoke yesterday in chile. this is a little over half an hour. >> thank you. [applause] it is a wonderful honor to be here in chile. i want to thank your president for his outstanding leadership and hospitality that he has extended to me and my wife, my daughters, and most importantly, my mother in law. [applause] [laughter] thanks for your wonderful welcome. thanks for your friendship and a strong bonds between our people. there are several people that want to acknowledge briefly. the president of the inter- american development bank. [applause] throughout our history, this land has been called the end of the world. i come here today because in the 21st century, this nation is a vital part of our interconnected world. in an age where people are intertwined like never before, this country shows that we should not be divided by race, religion, or ethnic conflict. you have welcomed immigrants from every corner of the globe. in the celebrate a proud, indigenous heritage. people around the world are reaching for t
they remind me of america. they remind me of who we are supposed to be. when we are at our best, nobody beats us. we are not republicans or democrats. we are not even, really, americans. we're just brothers and sisters and people. in mechanic, it used to be called american exceptionalism. it is not as natural to us anymore. in fact, our president and many people if this country left and right don't believe it exists. but you are seeing it in japan. japan is still natural to the japanese, like it used to be to us, i wonder, if it still is. have we been turned against one another? they have not been. i remember saying on 9/11, i remember saying to my radio audience, it was about 5:37, i looked at the screen and i remember looking at the clock and talking into my microphone and saying to many of you, have no fear, we will not be defeated by an outside source. america can only be defeated by itself. i wish i would have had a bit of fear of us at that time. but i didn't. now i see the forces within. in japan they have something called "gumbat testimony -- which means do your best though matter wha
is in south america, but it's considered part of the caribbean, and they came to cut, to work on sugar plantations. so part of what fascinated us was what is this substance where someone in be his family -- in his family all the way in russia, a serf, and someone in my family looking to get a better life over here in india and then over to the caribbean, what is this substance that could effect people from such different parking lots of the world? -- parts of the world? >> and before we trace that out, we want to ask you a question. how many of you think you might have sugar somewhere in your family background? so that's one, two, three -- oh, man, yes! yes! >> all right. what i'm going to do, i just want to hear from a couple of you where your family might have been from, okay? >> well, i think my family might have been in the caribbean -- >> caribbean. >> okay, absolutely. >> okay, very good. okay? >> i feel my family was either in the caribbean or in europe. >> very good. >> okay, okay. >> i think my family was either in the caribbean or europe. >> okay. very good. anybody else here
therefore, the main task of latin america is to recover the lost time and tap all of its potential. we have lots of things in common with the u.s., fast, generous territory, homogeneous people, hardworking people. we don't have racial problems that affect some african countries or the wars that are waged in europe nor the religious conflict of europe itself. and therefore latin america is called to compromise or rather commitment with its own fate. and therefore we are looking forward to president obama's words. we are all left-handed. we have many coincidences. we studied in harvard, both of us. we are sportsmen. president obama continues to be a basketball player. i was in my time as well. i think the first lady of the u.s. is very good-looking, and president obama has said the same thing about the first lady of chile. there are plenty of 0 coincidences. but the most important one is the one we'll find this afternoon, and modestly if i could suggest to president obama, we hope to have a partnership that is two -- one where we have all responsibilities and not existentialism becau
reporter on the scene with even more heavy rain on the way. >>> and, made in america. the newest challenge in the middle of grand central station. and an even bigger reveal. the new jobs being sown in the u.s. right now. >>> good evening. not long ago, a cancer diagnosis felt like a death sentence. not anymore. huge numbers of americans, hundreds of thousands more each year, are surviving and living with cancer. numbers just released from the centers for disease control show that 1 in 20 american adults is now a cancer survivor, almost 12 million of us. we are catching cancer earlier and treating it more effectively. and ron claiborne is here with what it all means for the survivors and the people that love them. this is such encouraging news. >> reporter: this is really important news tonight, george. so many people are now living with and beating cancer. four times as many as 40 years ago. in fact, the cdc said today that for millions of americans, cancer is now a manageable disease. >> reporter: they send us their videos. poignant messages celebrating their struggle against cancer. toda
that america is watching and we can ill afford for the governor to start implementing measures -- i guess i'm shooting myself in the foot. it's coming to maryland on the 14th. i expect to see some of those young socialist-communist in the background when i watch msnbc to be standing at the rally, if i go at all. they would love to see him recall. if they do, the rest of america will fall behind him. host: next is a democrat in ohio. what do you think? who was the winner and loser in wisconsin? caller: i think the loser is the middle class. the gentleman who was just on is just a case of how the middle class is pitted against each other. huge tax breaks are given to people who make huge amounts of money and middle-class people are arguing amongst each other about things we should not be able to -- we should not have to argue about. people were properly taxed like they're supposed to be, they would not be having these arguments. i'm not saying that we should not have a competitive business community, but come on. they are making huge amounts of money. i say go on wisconsin. wisconsin is showi
of the country from which they could train, organize, or conduct attacks against america, americans, or american interests. we are monitoring that very, very closely. again, i would go back to my previous answer to say that lincoln's use -- linkages with the intelligence community are very sound. there is no higher priority for this, and then the protection of america, americans, and american interest from terrorist attack. and we watch that very closely. >> gaddafi-directed attacks. any indication he has the intent to do that? >> i have not seen anything specific to that regard. but i think we must operate under the assumption that he would like to see that happen. we must necessarily keep our guard and our vigilance very high. >> aljazeera english. do you have the ability to distinguish the opposition forces from the gaddafi forces? the reason i ask, if opposition forces are moving in a coordinated fashion, could they in fact be targeted as well? >> the distinguishing between opposition and regime forces can be very difficult, particularly when they are in very, very close contact. again, our
to thank the state of hawaii and the hawaiian national guard who helped us respond to the america samoa when the tsunami hit there. the challenges, again, as we know, in the pacific, the distances require us to both leverage what we have in the fema warehouses, but also our close coordination with paycom, pacific command and their resources. nancy ward, you point out, one of our regional administrators, starts to talk with counter parts in hawaii or in the territories, in the event we see something coming, again, we know the distances, we know we can't wait. we are looking at how we'll start to ship or fly resources in. this is the close coordination we have, the ability to charter aircraft and work with the department of defense for those most critical supplies. as you remember in america samoa, one of the key issues the governor had was generators and couldn't wait for them to come by barge because he had to get his critical systems back up. so we were able to task initially d.o.d. and later extractors to fly the generators in there. it goes back to the authorities. this can be vested
are very grateful to people, america, for extending all the support. the president and secretary clinton has called. the secretaries have issued the statements and a lot of people, politicians as well as people, ngos have been extending cooperation to us. and people are saying they would do everything they can do. and sharing their friendship, and we are very grateful to that. >> well, ambassador, i think the whole world sends its thoughts and condolences and prayers to you and the people of japan. >> yes, yes. >> on this terrible day. we hope that -- >> yes, thank you very much. not only the united states but 50 countries and regions have said that they would like to help us as well, and we are very grateful to that. and we really would like to see that this will be taken care of as soon as possible, yes. >> ambassador, thank you very much indeed for your time. does japan have only hours to avert a nuclear meltdown. >> i'll ask the experts. >>> and coming up, from the christmas tsunami to last year's quake in chile to the latest disaster in japan, what's behind the string of natural cat
with it the right resources by countering that ideology. the narrative says that america is against muslims, it creates this that america is going to iraq, to convert, kill them, attack them. that's the narrative. we can present our strategy so far has been try to break down that propaganda. that's wrong. we need to have a forward strategy of liberty minded freedom minded ideas into the islamic consciousness. we can do that as muslims but we need your help through websites, a social network. look what happened in egypt and tunisia through social networking and that countered a lot, that wasn't islamists that did that. most was secular muslims that wanted to take control of their future. when we have a government that produces a report and after the hassan incident and the word muslim or islam or jihad isn't in the document, you wonder why we are so paralyzed in treating this, i as a muslim i need this conversation. if we're going to fix this cancer that's within, the whole viable wonderful beautiful faith that i practice, we need to be able to talk about it. it's like trying to treat cancer
of other contaminants. america reduced pollution and made remarkable strides in improving public health even while our economy adjusted and thrived. in fact, the clean air act has a long and clear track record of promoting job creation and economic growth while reducing pollution. the economic benefits of the clean air act are significant. for every dollar spent on clean air act provisions, we get -- protections, we get $30 of public health benefits in return. in the year 2010 alone, the clean air act saved 160,000 lives and avoided millions of cases of pollution-related illness, including 1.7 million cases of asthma exacerbation, 130,000 heart attacks, 86,000 emergency room visits, 3.2 million lost school days and 13 million lost work days. mr. president, this is a profoundly important law. it protects every single american from the types of pollution that can cause asthma attacks, lost school days for young children, emergency room visits, heart attacks, strokes, and even premature deaths. the house of representatives recently passed a continuing resolution for the remainder of the fi
america and also the caribbean. thank you so much for joining us this morning. talk about the medical aid you'll be able to provide to these countries. >> the mission is called continuing promise. we have been in the planning phase for over a year. we have been working with the u.s. southern command to work in the region in central and southern america as well as the caribbean. we're engaged in leadership to those nine countries and we talked about where we can best provide those services and get the best value. >> what kind of services will you be able to provide? >> surgical care. the top characteristics of the comfort is that we have 12 large operating rooms. we have all types of specialty on the ship. >> a big part of this mission is building bridges and relationships. why is the important? >> that is a critical part. our mission demonstrates the united states' commitment to that part of the world. this was one reason we were so successful back in haiti. we had been to haiti before and we had contacts on the ground that would build over time. >> captain, thank you so much for joining
a change in attitude amongst opposition members toward america, now they do believe is firmly behind them. this is the kind of legitimacy they are looking for, especially as they share the same goal at the end of the day. they want to see gadhafi removed from power. they don't necessarily want to see that taking place by some sort of an air strike, they want to be the ones to do it themselves. >> arwa, we'll stay in close toich with you as well. >>> there are now new warnings that a bloodless coup may be in the works in yemen. we're getting late word of a possible deal, stand by. >>> president obama already setting the stage for the next phase of the mission against libya. and america's role in it. we'll find out if there's any new light on why smoke has been spewing from two krip emed nuclear reactors in japan. ♪ when it's planes in the sky ♪ ♪ for a chain of supply, that's logistics ♪ ♪ when the parts for the line ♪ ♪ come precisely on time ♪ that's logistics ♪ ♪ a continuous link, that is always in sync ♪ ♪ that's logistics ♪ ♪ there will be no more stress
talking about organized crime. laundering things through south america and bringing them into america. >> hey, how much? >> reporter: back at the flea market, we are undercover, too. we're looking for a brown one. suddenly vendors start to pack up. where are you going? >> they said the cops are here so we're packing. >> reporter: some take off running. they don't get far. police arrest six suspects in all. when we talked to them, most deny selling counterfeits or being part of a larger network. >> i didn't sell anything to anybody. >> reporter: because of north carolina's tough stance, they could face felony charges. do you realize what a risk that is in this state? >> now i do. >> reporter: authorities say often the vendors are low-level players, forced to sell to pay off a debt. are they making you work out here selling this stuff? >> it's not even my stuff. >> reporter: later, at a secret warehouse nearby, officers count and catalog all the merchandise, now evidence in criminal cases. the final tally? more than $700,000 in confiscated counterfeits. counterfeiters are getting way be
servicemerchant marines to help with the merchant -- my mistake leaving on a trip down to haiti and south america, latin america and we will help with continuous promise 2011. >> reporter: i know a lot of people here are familiar with the ship because this is its home. and they see the exterior and big red cross. give us a picture of what it looks like inside and what goes on in there. >> it's a hospital from the stern and i help with the other merchant marines who bring the ship to where it need to be. the hospital has to get to the country to bring the care and service that the united states provides. >> reporter: and you have played a big role the last time. a year and a half ago -- last time a year and a half ago. what was that like to be a part of that and knowing the ship was heading to a place that needed help? >> well, in january last year, i was one of many ashore helping get the ship underway. now today is i will be on the ship as opposed to ashore. >> right. and -- >> reporter: ride, and that gibbs you a new perspective. that has -- right, and that gives you a new perspective and that
." >> welcome to "bbc news," broadcast to our viewers on pbs and america and around the world. the u.n. security council backs action against colonel gaddafi with a no-fly zone. >> this resolution demands an immediate cease-fire and a complete end to attacks against civilians. >> as libyan forces close in on benghazi, gaddafi says his army will show no mercy. celebration and fireworks in benghazi as news reaches the rebels. in japan, engineers at the foot fishing the dai-ichi power plant lay new power plants that should be keeping the core cool. -- engineers at the fukishima power plant late new power lines to keep the for cool. the u.n. security council has approved a resolution for the creation of a no-fly zone to protect civilians in libya from attacks by colonel gaddafi's forces. the resolution calls for all necessary measures but it rules out the use of foreign ground troops. there were five abstentions including china and russia. french officials have said that military action could begin within hours although britain has cautioned against that suggestion. >> there was no opposition to the
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the top of the mountain. no, that's crazy. and apocalyptic! ♪ ♪ >> glenn: hello, america. it is impossible to adequately put in words the amount of destruction and suffering that is going on now in japan. last week's quake was the fifth biggest since they started measuring. and the largest ever in japan. it was almost a 9 on the richter scale. what does that mean? scientists are now saying that is an earthquake that happens once every 1,000 years. the u.s. geological survey says the quake shifted part of japan coastline. ready for this? japan has moved 13 feet closer to the united states. the earth moved ten inches because of this and the tsunami. the earth's axis was tilted slightly and shortened the length of the day by a couple of millionths of a second. part of japan's elevation has dropped do you remember the devastation in haiti do you remember what that looked like and how bad that was? that was horrible. but this quake in japan packed 1,000 times the punch of what hit haiti. you have probably seen the footage over and over again. i sat at my computer with my wife the other night lo
and lessons for america with former fema director james lee wit. the next budget deadline, senator jon kyl, congressman mccarthy and democratic leader dick durbin. i'm candy crowley. and this is "state of the union." for the latest in japan i'm joined in washington by ichiro fujsaki, japanese ambassador to the united states. mr. ambassador, thank you for being here. i know such a difficult time for your country. >> thank you very much for having me. >> give us the latest on these two very troublesome nuclear reactors. when do you know about what is happening? >> you are talking about two nuclear reactor sites, number one and number two. we have six reactors which we are now coping with. and two of them out of -- we are putting water in order to cool down. >> sea watder. >> sea water. we are trying to take out vapor through filter to -- relax the pressure in the con an opportunity -- container. we are coping with those issues. >> some of the experts we talked to say -- using the sea water to cool it really is a last resort. that this does signal that there -- that you are nearing the point
education. >> here is what i think, i say i am not willing to give up on any child in america. i say i'm not willing to give up on any school in america. i do not accept failure here in america. >> in fact, governor bush picked that school as an example of turning a school around after it was a failure a couple of years ago. >> shepard: what about the debate over unions in florida, it's a right to work state, we're not expecting wisconsin style thing, are we? >> some people believe there may be that problem because there is a budget crunch in the state of florida. there is a difficult situation in terms of funding some of the schools, a loss of federal money. they're asking teachers to kick in to their pension 5%. here is one union leader's story on that. >> i'm wearing a black ribbon in solidarity with workers in wisconsin, ohio, and indiana and it is also the fact that florida is next. there is some very nasty legislation and it is not for the good of our students issues but to silence the voices of our teachers. >> she's talking about multiple bills that the republicans in the legis
are not mainstream. especially when moore says stuff like this: >> america is not broke. not by a long shot. wisconsin is not broke. [cheers] it's one of the three biggest lies of the last decade. >> bill: well, if facts mean anything, moore is not telling the truth. the nation owes more than $14 trillion and wisconsin has a 3.6 billion-dollar short fall. and then there is the public money spent factor. according to center for public integrity the national public 31 people who make more than $200,000 a year in pay and benefits. the president dennis van roekel makes close to $400,000 per year. last election cycle the nea donated close to $4 million in political campaigns. 98% of that money went to democrats. the american federation of state municipal employees 10 people making more than $200,000 a year. president gerald mcentee made almost $500,000 in 2009. in the past two years afscme donated 2.3 million to dems. new york state is paying incredible 10 times more in state union pensions than it did 10 years ago. in addition, new york state employees pay half of what private employees pay int
the every-changing situation in japan. we'll have live updates on "america this morning" and later on "good morning america." also stay up to date any time at abcnews.com. >>> moving on to other news beginning with libya. four "new york times" journalists who have been covering the fighting there are now missing. pull its zero prize winning reporter anthony shadid, stephen farrell and photographers tyler hicks and linsey add dario were last heard from on tuesday. meanwhile, moammar gadhafi's forces have been battling rebels in a key city in eastern libya. there could be a vote today in the u.n. security council on whether to impose a no-fly zone over libya. >>> meanwhile, secretary of state hillary clinton was in cairo talking through an unscheduled stroll -- taking an unscheduled stroll through tahrir square, the symbolic center of egypt's revolution. she urged egyptians to not let extremists ruin what they've already accomplished. clinton saying she will not stay on as the nation's top diplomat if president obama is re-elected. she also says she has no interest in another run for the whit
>>> good morning, america, i'm dan harris. >> and i'm bianna golodryga. it's sunday, march 20th. this morning, target libya. u.s. and european forces pound libya overnight. with a barrage of missile they take out key targets as the u.s. gets embroiled in a new overseas conflict. and now moammar gadhafi is surrounding key sites with women and children to create a human shield. just how involved will the u.s. get and how will this conflict end? >>> hope and fear. nine days after the earthquake and tsunami, an incredible rescue. an 80-year-old woman and a teenage boy found alive. but then there's this. the drinking water in tokyo now tainted with radiation. >>> fall from grace. he was the most famous bear in the world. knut, the polar bear, has died at the young age of 4. so how did he go from the top of the world to this tragic end? >>> and bullied no more. this is the video giving hope to underdogs all over the world. this boy body-slams his bully. this morning he's finally telling his story. what made him snap? >>> good morning. the u.s. is now involved in its third overseas con
, they turn that into a massive public platforms and they say that god is blessed america -- we went to the public platform to say, yoo hoo, it is a curse to have the -- fruit of your nation coming back in little pieces. that is not a blessing from god. he does not really know what goes on outside of these funerals, and therefore it not in a position to be disgusted about. what he means is he is disgusted about our viewpoint. nobody wants us to say anywhere that soldiers are dying for your sins. host: could you remind our viewers who were some of the folks or organizations that signed amicus briefs on behalf of your case? guest: won by a couple of dozen media organizations. one by a group of first amendment scholars, professors. there was one by the aclu, american liberty council -- that group out of -- jerry falwell started up. there were a few others that are just escaping me right now. host: front royal, virginia. sunday, independent line but talking about the supreme court decision yesterday about the approach testing and free speech. caller: thank you for taking my caller -- cal
and diplomats defect to the protesters. welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america, also around the globe. my name is mike embley. coming up later for you -- more fears that the fukushima dai-ichi nuclear plant is raising radiation levels in the sea surrounding it. and a man undergoes a full face transplant. hello. colonel gaddafi's government in libya is telling reporters that foreign attacks that killed many people at ports and at the airport, which it describes as the series -- as a civilian airport. the government also says the last rebel stronghold in the west of the country has fallen to gaddafi loyalists. earlier, gaddafi troops were accused of firing on civilians. there is no doubt that a third night of bombardment is under way. this is the scene in the capitol. attacks on the first two nights were at a series of libyan targets, including colonel gaddafi's compound. but coalition leaders including president obama insisted the mission is not regime change. >> already in the war has come to the heart of the gaddafi's regime, to his own compound. we heard the h
golove will discuss the implications of >> it is true that america cannot use our military wherever repression occurs. given the cost and risks of intervention, we must always measure our interests against the need for action. that cannot be an argument for never acting on behalf of what is right. ♪ host: president obama on monday night on a speech that was not from the oval office. president obama addressed the nation from the national defense university in washington in a speech that lasted 25 minutes in front of a largely military audience that remained quiet for much of the address. the president said that when our interests and values are at stake, we have a responsibility to act. we want to hear from all of you this morning and get your thoughts from the president's speech last night. "the washington post" headline this morning phrases it like that. the president went on to say that even though america's safety was not at risk when it came to libya, we did have to act against colonel gaddafi in libya. here is what he had to say. >> there will be times when our safety is not
. this happens day in and day aught all over the world by america's air force. >> we are trying to get supplies there on time to do our part. rick: rick sent tons of boric acid to japan as well. martha: qaddafi's government calling a cease-fire. that move comes one day after the u.s. authorized a no-fly zone with the cooperation of the u.n. rick: efforts continue to cool off those reactors with problems at that plant going back 13 years? we'll dig deeper. >> i would love their thought thoughts ... what can you do with plain mashed potatoes? when you pour chunky beef with country vegetable soup over it, you can do dinner. 4 minutes, around 4 bucks. campbell's chunky. it's amazing what soup can do.™ forty years ago, he wasn't worried about retirement. he'd yet to he of mutual funds, iras, or annuities. back then, he had something more important to do. he wasn't focused on his future but fortunately, somebody else was. at usaa we provide retirement solutions for our military, veterans and their families. from investments... to life insurce... to health care options. learn more with our free usaa
expected to land in brazil in 20 minutes or so on a three-day latin america tour. stops in chile and el salvador. we'll have more from ed henry who is traveling with the president. it's coming up after the president lands 20 minutes from now. >>> former secretary of state, warren christopher has died. he served as deputy at the state department during the carter administration. he's credited with releasing 52 americans held hostage in iran. dead at the age of 85. >>> after seven years in exile in south africa, he's back. haiti's first democratically elected president returned to the island nation yesterday. u.s. officials not happy to see him back. they were worried about the timing of his arrival which comes before sundays's presidential run off. he has no political aspiration. he only wants to help the nation recover. >>> to wisconsin where temporary retraining order has the new budget repair law on hold. the governor says he's confident at the initiative will prevail in court. a lawsuit followed by a democratic district attorney says republican lawmakers violated the law when they pa
>>> good morning, america. i'm bianna golodryga. >> and i'm dan harris. this is saturday, march 5th. and this morning, rebound or relapse? we are looking for answer on the big looming question. as unemployment drops to the lowest level in two years, gas prices hit another high. will that stifle our burgeoning, yet fragile, economic recovery. >>> high-rise rescue. two workers dangle hundreds of feet above the ground of their scaffolding collapses. firefighters risk their own lives by repelling down the side of the building to save them. and it's all caught on tape. >>> huckabee versus hollywood. pundit and possible presidential candidate, mike huckabee, takes on natalie portman. accusing the oscar winner of glorifying single motherhood. now, he is facing serious blowback this morning. he responds. >>> and the royal impersonators. what's one of the most lucrative new jobs in britain? playing william and kate. and the money they're making, well, you could say it's fit for a future king and queen. >>> good morning, everybody. i want to welcome back bianna golodryga who spent the week ov
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, what will that do to the environment in japan and what does it mean for nuclear plants in america, for example, if a similar thing was to happen here? >> there's the beginnings of a renaissance of nuke clear construction all over asia and in the united states. if there's a major incident that is not good for the nuclear construction business, the plants that are running in this country will probably continue to run without difficulty. i don't know what effect it will have. one of the complications is after an earthquake it's hard to move people. it's harder to move in all the equipment you need. >> professor, matthew, thank you very much for your time. we just have to wait and see what happens in that plant. it is a very worrying time for japan and the world. what if the unthinkable was to happen here in america? is this country prepared for such a disaster? i'll ask the mayor of los angeles next. copd makes it hard to breathe so i wasn't playing much of a role in my own life. but with advair, i'm breathing better. so now, i've got the leading part. advair is clinically proven to
. but the people who can stabilize the japanese markets are the bank of japan, not the united states of america it will have ramifications around the world. no ands, ifs and buts. disasters like this particularly in a highly industrialized country like japan ripple throughout the entire world system. >> bill: all this carnage in japan has taken the eye off the middle east which was the big story until last friday when the earthquake hit. chaos in libya where qaddafi is holding on because of shear raw power while nato doesn't do anything about it so, once again, you have a situation where the president of the united states may have taken a leadership role but now -- and barack obama is quite clear about it, he doesn't want to lead on libya. he doesn't want to do it. is that smart? that's a big mistake. we will look back if qaddafi stays in power last wednesday, he must go, we want regime change. don't expect us to lead. we have france and nato saying we need a no-fly zone. we have the arabs saying you must have a no-fly zone. the president of the united states seems to be, you know, the worst of
a professor at uc berkeley and the author of "aftershock: the next economy in america's future." secretary reich, thank you for joining us. i wanted to start with this debt to gdp ratio, because it's such a stunning number. it seems that anything could almost tip that over the balance, over the scales, and a disaster of this proportion, could it mean that they just simply cannot pay back their debt? >> well, cenk, first of all, this is a human tragedy of enormous proportion, talking about the economic consequences should not distract our attention from really those human beings who are at the core of this tragedy. but, yes, you are right. there is also a severe and substantial economic risk here. japan has had a hard time coming out of the recession. in fact, for the last 15 years, its economy has been very fragile. and if it turns out that this tragedy undermines the japanese economy, or at least forces japanese consumers and also japanese companies to hold back from the market somewhat, and i think that's likely, this could find themselves in another deflationary spiral. and that has con
>>> good morning, america. situation critical. a new reactor in danger. overnight, a surge in radiation drives out the last line of defense, as another fire flares up at japan's crippled nuclear plant. >>> and the fukushima 50. new details this morning about the heroic team, facing death, working inside the scariest ut place on earth. even helicopters sent to spray the plant, turned back because of major danger, as aftershocks shake tokyo. >>> could the meltdown happen here? "gma" takes you inside an american working plant, to show what the workers face every day. >>> and the rush to buy iodine pills and radiation detectors. but just how worried should we be? >>> and good morning, america. an incredible story unfolding at that nuclear plant. the workers pulled out overnight, because of radiation levels. and they're standing by to go back in at this very hour, likely exposing themselves to so much more radiation. >> just to give a sense of how much risk they are facing, back to the chernobyl disaster. almost 50 of the workers there sacrificed their lives. more than 100 had r
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6% this past year. does it really help consumerism in america? and does it churn the economy very quickly? it certainly is good for us in the long run. >> an extension of our conversation with suze orman yesterday who is writing about that. >> no doubt about it. first, obviously, the big news out of japan. we why don't we get the latest. >> we are talking about the fifth strongest earthquake on record since 1900. hawaii and other parts of the pacific are bracing for a destructive tsunami triggered by an 8.9 earthquake out of japan. it shows a massive 23-foot wall of watter that swept boats, cars, buildings and tons of debris inland. 32 people have now died in the quake. a figure that is expected to rise. a tsunami warning is now in place for the entire u.s. west coast. that means coastal communities in washington, oregon, california and southern alaska should be on alert and prepared for possible evacuation. a warning is also in place for hawaii, which was struck by a smaller 4.5 earthquake earlier today. now, there are no immediate reports of injuries or damage in hawaii but the
to get rid of the large magazines. because there is no place in america anymore that is safe. this could happen any time, anyplace and so with that i thank you for listening to me tonight and i thank my friend for standing here with me and talking about it. i will say in closing, it's 17 years since an incident happened to my family, there does not a day go by that i don't remember what happened and that's why i continue to fight for this issue. i don't want another family to go through the pain. i don't want to see another person die. i don't want to see someone injured for the rest of their life and to fight those battles. with that i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields back the balance of her time. for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey -- mrs. mccarthy: madam speaker, i move the house do now adjourn. the speaker pro tempore: the question is on the motion to adjourn. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. the ayes have it. the motion is adopted. accordingly, the house stands adjourned until 10 up a bill to ext
. >> this report shows that america is becoming unmarried nation. we are getting married later, having children later. these are necessities, not only about women but as men -- about men as well. >> this is across class, that everyone needs access to. if professional women who want to get their ph.d. s and put off having children down and two women are starting to date and these are things that you need across class and across age. >> a question all the way of back -- in the back. >> my name is anna belle, a professional training clinician. my question is two parts. how large was your sample? and when you looked at women in the workforce, did you take into account the men and women who are coming back from the wars in iraq, iran, and afghanistan, which has absolutely change their family situation, financial situation, and the needs -- because that is really quite important to look at -- they may have had both parents working, and now things have changed. the second thing i would like to ask with regard to domestic violence, because i have worked with women with domestic violence, and i am glad
, welcome to "america's newsroom". good morning to you martha. martha: good morning, bill. i am martha maccallum. an international air assault, all but crippling libya's air defenses, that according to the u.s. military. listen to this: >> there has been no new air activity by the regime and we have de tented no radar emissions from the defense sites targeted and there has been a significant decrease in the use of all libyan air surveillance radar which is most of those appear to be limited now only to the areas around tripoli and surt. we are not ruling out strikes against valid targets when and if the need arises. martha: there you have it, u.s., british and french planes blasting a line of progadhafi tanks on the ground and this is -- this is what is left of the compound, part of it, anyway, a pile of concrete, unbelievable images that we are getting in of that, the libyan leader's whereabouts at this point unknown. bill: martha, we're trying to piece this together and trying to figure out over the last 24 hours what the allied forces have done. on the map behind us, here is where t
america to mexico to the united states -- we have to work on our drug control programs here. we have to try and do something about more effective programs to stop people from getting addicted to drugs. but i think the legalization of drugs is clearly a debate that we have to have that. host: the next call is from the bahamas. zack, you are on the air. caller: the national times that you were " prettquoting. host: i did not know the ownership of the financial times. caller: you may want to check that. that is not the only publication that muammar gaddafi owns. ms. lowey, you strike me as very naive when it comes to foreign -- i am surprised that you are on the forum committee. -- on the foreign aid committee. i am familiar with eastern europe. i have some background there. anything is better than muammar gaddafi. the person leading the rebels has a ph.d. i am surprised the protesters and libya -- they are sitting ducks. maybe some kind of advice [unintelligible] i tell you, anything is better than muammar gaddafi. that is my comment. guest: let me say that you certainly seemed well in
. and to quote the ambassador -- japan's ambassador to america, i would argue that's meaningless. and the reason why is he's simply on the other end of the phone call from someone who's told him information. and it may or may not be true or it may or may not be update. so what we need to have is authorities in tokyo telling us what's happening. and it has to be believable. because if there's a credibility misstep, then nothing that they say from now on is going to be believed, and that's going to create panic. >> kenneth cukier of "the economist," yoree koh is holding on as well. jeanne meserve is with us as well. we have been getting various statements from the japanese government with what's going on as far as the nuclear issue is concerned. i think it's fair to say as we approach 48 hours into this disaster there have been mixed reports coming out from japan. >> there have been. and i was on a conference call earlier today with a number of nuclear experts who were finding that very frustrating. they were being asked a lot of questions about how they thought this would play out. would there be
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